The Forbidden Lady: (Originally published under the title FOR LOVE OR COUNTRY) [NOOK Book]

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Before New York Times bestselling author Kerrelyn Sparks created a world of vampires, there was another world of spies and romance . . .

Virginia Munro could not believe her ears. This bewigged, bejeweled, and bedeviling man was trying to buy her? As if she were some trollop on the Boston docks?

Before she's fully able to give in to her outrage, the fop moves on?and Virginia refuses to spare him another ...

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The Forbidden Lady: (Originally published under the title FOR LOVE OR COUNTRY)

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Overview

Before New York Times bestselling author Kerrelyn Sparks created a world of vampires, there was another world of spies and romance . . .

Virginia Munro could not believe her ears. This bewigged, bejeweled, and bedeviling man was trying to buy her? As if she were some trollop on the Boston docks?

Before she's fully able to give in to her outrage, the fop moves on—and Virginia refuses to spare him another thought.

But Quincy Stanton is not what he seems. By day, he poses as a carefree Loyalist with an army of wigs and a wardrobe that favors lavender. By night, he wages a secret war against the British with an impressive collection of eighteenth-century spy gadgets. If anyone were to discover the truth, Quincy would hang, yet he can't seem to stay away from the lovely and saucy Virginia. Will their attraction lead to love . . . or danger?

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Editorial Reviews

Romance Reader
For Love or Country is a standout debut - witty, charming, and featuring one of the most captivating heroes you're likely to encounter this year.
Reader to Reader
Ms. Sparks is an original who will have you hooting with laughter
Escape to Romance Review
For Love or Country is sexy, saucy, and sinfully scrumptious!
Romance Readers Connection
In my opinion it is hats off to Ms. Sparks. Her debut as far as I am concerned is a blockbuster!
Romantic Times Bookclub
You'll be turning the pages, laughing and hoping for more from this talented new writer.
Publishers Weekly
Complete with a colonial, James Bond-type hero and a wealth of gadgets that even Q would approve of a walking stick that doubles as a sword, an egg-shaped submersible and a carriage outfitted with a deadly trap door this 18th-century adventure lacks the intense romantic conflict often found in romantic suspense novels but fills the gap with an abundance of humorous hijinks. When Quincy Stanton, a ship owner and American patriot, returns to Boston after a disappointing visit to his father in England, he is immediately recruited by his Uncle Edward to spy on the English. With very little complaint, Quin dons a purple wig and recasts himself as a loyalist in order gain entry into the homes of prominent loyalists. In one such home, he meets Virginia Munro, who has also taken it upon herself to spy on the English. Although their relationship gets off to a rocky start (he tries to buy her), their attraction is strong, and only the prickly matter of trust stands between them. Meanwhile, Quin must deal with his haughty half-brother, Clarence, who is trying to wrench control of the Stanton merchant business from him. Although Quin and Virginia's bumbling attempts at subterfuge provide plenty of laughs, transparent secondary characters and a pat conclusion keep this from becoming anything more than a comedy of errors. (July) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062128775
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/25/2012
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 464
  • Sales rank: 43,908
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Kerrelyn Sparks

Kerrelyn Sparks is the bestselling author of the Love at Stake series, which has hit as high as number 5 on the New York Times list and 22 on the USA Today list. Kerrelyn is honored that her band of merry vampires and shifters is spreading love and laughter worldwide in fourteen different languages.

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  • Posted October 25, 2012

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    Kerrelyn Sparks has long been one of my favorite vampire & s

    Kerrelyn Sparks has long been one of my favorite vampire & shifter paranormal authors, with her highly popular "Love At Stake" series & so I jumped at the chance to review her newest historical release, "The Forbidden Lady".. It goes to show that no matter the genre in which the always amazing Ms. Sparks chooses to write, she is a goddess among fiction authors!
    We head back into the late 1700's and meet the beautiful, strong-willed, fiery Virginia, who was raised by her fiercely independent Scottish father, Jamie.. The other lead in this captivating historical is Quincy Stanton, sexy, wealthy, mysterious Loyalist rogue.... Or is he??? With his James Bond gadgets, and witty, charming sense of humor, Quin is a man any proper lady would love to know, or so Virginia hopes.... Ms. Sparks pulls you right into the storyline, laughing, gasping & not sure if you can believe what you're reading, taking dramatic twists & turns into Quin's world of intrigue & danger... Where people are not exactly who you think they should be...
    Looks are deceiving and money can buy power in this refreshing historical, based around several real life happenings. Can Virginia really overcome her own misgivings & give the compelling Quin a chance to fulfill her happiness or does she have the appropriate wariness that a lady should have when it comes to such an intriguing rogue?
    Ms. Sparks is an author with no equal. Funny, witty, dramatic, sensuous, and adventurous.. The Forbidden Lady is an adventure-rich joyride that you won't want to miss!

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    Posted January 24, 2014

    Highly Recommended

    Refreshing and entertaining.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2012

    Boring

    Had to force myself to finish this book.

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